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Do you want your rear emblem to look like this. Then follow these simple steps. Honest, once you get down and do it, it's very simple.

Equipment Needed: - Spray can of body colour (VW stuff is best comes with lacquer), masking tape, plastic primer, silicone/bonding silicone. Maybe double sided tape and heat gun. Your colour code can be found under the carpet of your boot on the sticker on the floor.

1. Either heat the badge slightly or as I did leave it in the sunlight (if you can find some!!!) for a while. Then gradually get your fingers at the top of the badge and peel off. It comes off pretty easy. You can also maybe use your own debadging method/.

2. After you have taken the badge off, you will see that the mounting points have been heated then compressed to keep the chrome VW badge onto the backing. Basically what you have to do is take off the heads of these. The way I did it was to get a small flat blade screwdriver and gradually break/clip off the heads. You only need to break the head so it becomes round and can fit through the backing hole. Be careful not to break the mounting points when taking off the heads.

3. If you have done this correctly to all 6 of them (i think), then the chrome VW badge will pull away from the backing. May require a little effort, but be careful not to break the badge.

4. With this off all you do now is mask off the rubber seal around the backing. You could try taking it off, but it looked tricky to me and may become stretched. So I just masked it.

5. Get thinners or something to clean the backing ready for painting. Then to do a proper job, I used plastic primer before painting it to the body colour. I sprayed a few coats of the plastic primer. Then follow the instruction on the spray can. Basically build up your layers and then wait 10 mins after the final coat and apply a few coats of lacquer. Try to use a heat gun, just to heat it after each coat. But keep the heat gun as far away as possible. This is just for a perfect "oven-baked" job.

6. Wait for enough time for the paint to dry, preferably a minimum of 4-6 hours. Then get your chrome VW badge and clip it onto the backing. Make sure it clips in properly and has no gaps. And again be careful not to break it.

7. Now as you can see on the back side, we have taken off the heads. Now what I did is to use silicone or windscreen bonding, and put a blob on each of the mounting points. When hardned,it will probably be stronger than original. Again you may have an idea of your own on how to tackle this.

8. Then wait for the silicone o dry and stick the badge back on. You may want to mark the badge with masking tape where it was originally to keep it straight. Fortunately my double sided tape stayed on the body side, and I used the same tape. You may what to use new tape.

9. Sit back and enjoy your handiwork and give yourself a pat on the back!!! <img src=images/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

If you have any queries you can always e-mail me on [email protected]

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Good luck mate, looks the dogs bo**ocks when done and you'll think why you didn't do it earlier!!!

And remember if you get stuck at any point just give us a shout

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TDI 130,

I've got a couple of quetions I hope you can answer regarding the badge matey <img src=images/icon_smile_question.gif border=0 align=middle>

I've finished doing the primer coat on the badge and want to get this coat as smooth as possible. Would you advise using a very fine sanding paper or T-Cut to smooth this pre colour layer <img src=images/icon_smile_question.gif border=0 align=middle> Or should I spary direct onto this layer without smoothing..?

Also I know Jazz blue paint is Pearlesant and judging by the spray job I had done after my accident is a bugger to match. Do you have any further tips on matching the paint to the finish on the car <img src=images/icon_smile_question.gif border=0 align=middle>

As you've guessed it i'm not the most confident sparyer in the world!!! After all this is my first bit of spraying i've ever done! <img src=images/icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle>

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Mine is Pearlesant paint and because u aren?t painting next to another panel it s broken buy the badge the colour match is had to see

The best way would be to rub down after painting with the primer but put light coats on as many light coats are better than one thick coat

So put a light coat on let it dry and then rub down then put another light coat on

If u do it this way u will fill in the that stipple finish that?s on the badge

Another tip is before painting warm the badge up a little it helps in the drying

DONT USE T CUT as it conatins oil and u will have to clean with thinners before painting

Life is only what u make it

Make it VW


Edited by - golf v5 on 02 Jun 2002 23:10:38
 

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Well I didn't get rid of that textured finish. As my cars black I get away with it.

But if you want to do it, like you said put a primer coat and then use very fine sandpaper to smooth it and repeat the process until you are happy.

Don't worry about colour matching. Just make sure you apply the same amount of base colour and lacquer. The pearlescent finish will come with the lacquer anyway. So if need be apply more lacquer.

And like V5 said heat the badge before applying the paint/lacquer coat and a little after each coat.

Believe me you won't notice ay colour difference and even if there is any it will be broken up due to the chrome.

Good luck anyway and any more q's feel free to ask.



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Cheers for the tips !

I've been slowly adding the primer layers. Think i'm up to about the fifth layer, which is only just starting to cover up the rough surface of the badge.

I'll let you know how I get on this week when I do the colour bits!

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Yeah I was pretty lucky with the black.

What happened is when I started applying the paint, I actually realsied that it had a textured finish. DOH!!

So it was too late, and I just carried on.

But once finished, I get away with it.



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Nearly finished mine! Just about to apply the laquer!

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and here's my work on a bora rear emblem. It certainly looks more elaborative in taking out the emblem compared to golf, but after doing it one round, it's not that difficult afterall <img src=images/icon_smile_wink.gif border=0 align=middle><img src=images/icon_smile_big.gif border=0 align=middle>

might not be as smooth as what I see on the forum here, but it's mainly because I have messed up the emblem in my previous 2 attempt (through touch-up paint / spray paint while the emblem is still on the car) and only 3 layer of paints compared to wat you guys have <img src=images/icon_smile_blush.gif border=0 align=middle>





here's the process http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4291624659

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Another silver one off a Golf.

Few layers of paint, one of laquer, piece of p1ss

eh voila <img src=images/icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>

Edited by - S on 26 Aug 2002 12:20:47

Edited by - S on 26 Aug 2002 12:21:28
 

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Hmmmm, cant make my mind up whether to do it or not....

Looks ace on cars like Tabs' and V5's.... but not sure on silver.....

 

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Another silver one off a Golf.

Few layers of paint, one of laquer, piece of p1ss

eh voila <img src=images/icon_smile_tongue.gif border=0 align=middle>
I like it. I've had the paint and stuff sitting here ready to do but was unsure about silver.

Pretty sure I'm gonna do it now.

S, is there any chance you can post or mail me a pic with the whole back end.

Cheers m8.<img src=images/icon_smile.gif border=0 align=middle>
 

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Sure I'll do a pic of the whole back end in a mo.

I like the badge like that, think its looks alot better. I think it looks more like the lettering (kind of see through)

Thing is now Im starting to feel that its looking cluttered... maybe a letter debadge.. not sure about that though... might be a bit over the top

Edited by - S on 26 Aug 2002 14:06:47
 
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